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5:50 PM ET, September 23, 2010

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James Robinson / Guardian:
US editor attacks net news ‘parasites’  —  Leonard Downie Jr attacks aggregators including the Huffington Post as ‘parasites living off journalism produced by others’  —  • Read Leonard Downie Jr's speech in full (pdf)  —  Leonard Downie Jr, the former executive editor of the Washington Post …
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Sorry, New York Times Co, We'd Like To Work With You, But We're Not Going To Blow Smoke Up Your Ass  —  A few weeks ago, we had an interview scheduled with Cella Irvine, the CEO of About.com.  After a hiccup during the recession, About.com is firing on all cylinders again, and we were eager to hear the latest from Cella.
Discussion: paidContent and WebNewser
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Martin Peers / Wall Street Journal:
NYT Co. Pays The Price on Circulation
Discussion: Business Wire, MediaMemo and CMO.com
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
New York Times Integration with International Herald Tribune …
Discussion: paidContent:UK
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
NYT's Opinion Pages continue the march toward app-inspired design
Discussion: The Awl, Romenesko and George Dearing
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen Testing a New Web-Ad Metric  —  Nielsen Co. is working on a service that would offer advertisers and Web publishers a new stream of data to improve audience measurement for online advertising, a move that may bring more ad dollars to the sector.  —  As with TV ratings …
Discussion: The Next Web
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hey Cable Guys!  Cord Cutting is Real, and It's a Problem, Says Verizon CEO  —  The party line from cable executives is that the “cord-cutting” phenomenon-consumers swapping cable subscriptions for Internet video-is a myth.  Or, at best, greatly exaggerated.  Not so, says Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg.
Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What impact is SEO having on journalists?  Reports from the field  —  Last week, I wrote that SEO and audience metrics, when used well, can actually make journalism stronger.  But I got pushback from journalists who complained that I was parroting back management views rather …
Discussion: WebNewser, Guardian and Cision
Brad Stone / Business Week:
Facebook: At the Movies with the Winklevosses  —  The twins, early Zuckerberg collaborators turned foes, give their take on The Social Network  —  “It's a little surreal,” says Cameron Winklevoss, standing outside the Sony (SNE) office building in midtown Manhattan with his twin brother, Tyler.
Discussion: New York Observer
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Reuters Adds Some Star Power, Moves Away From The Old “Wire Mentality”  —  Reuters was never the type of media outlet that well-known journalists with prestigious newspaper and magazine credentials were clamoring to work for.  But that seems to be changing.
Discussion: Romenesko
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
YouTubeSocial Lets You Simultaneously Watch Videos With Friends  —  I/O accelerator company SocialVision, purveyors of white-label “Viewing Party” software today launch YouTubeSocial as their first consumer facing product.  Similar to Clipsync, YouTubeSocial combines Facebook's Social Graph …
Jill Drew / CJR:
See It Now!  —  Video journalism is dying.  Long live video journalism.  —  As the video begins, no announcer welcomes you, no headline scrolls across the computer screen.  There is no need for either.  You know where you are from the logic of the images.
Discussion: KobreChannel
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
ESPN's Newest Premium Apps Are For Insiders Only  —  While other publishers brag about surpassing single-copy sales on the iPad or look for ways to manage subscriptions outside of iTunes, ESPN (NYSE: DIS) is running a different pattern.  The Disney sports unit has a number of successful free and one-time purchase apps.
Justin Kistner / Official Webtrends Company Blog:
Twitter is releasing a real time analytics solution in Q4  —  At the Sports Marketing 2.0 Summit yesterday, Ross Hoffman shared with the crowd that sports leagues, teams, and players will have access to a real time analytics dashboard from Twitter.  I had the opportunity to ask Ross …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of Apple's “digital circulation” share  —  [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.]  —  So the newspaper business is now figuring out how to deal with a new middleman, Apple.
Discussion: New York Observer and Newsonomics
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
C-SPAN Archives a Treasure Trove of Material for News Orgs  —  Whenever there is a political story that the cable news channels aren't covering (or at least aren't covering in full) there is a good chance C-SPAN will be there.  Did CNN or Fox News cover the 2008 Libertarian Party convention?  Nope.
Discussion: Howard Kurtz
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Mail Online defies August slump to set new monthly user record  —  Daily Mail website hits new high of 45 million monthly browsers, as guardian.co.uk remains in second place with 35 million  —  Mail Online defied the traditionally quiet month of August to hit a new traffic record …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
“The mass market was a hack”: Data and the future of journalism  —  The following is an unedited version of an article written for the International Press Institute report ‘Brave News Worlds (PDF)’  —  For the past two centuries journalists have dealt in the currency of information: we transmuted base metals into narrative gold.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Orla Healy (And More?)  Out at New York Daily News  —  We hear from multiple sources that Orla Healy, the legendarily-disliked features editor at the New York Daily News, has been let go.  Since Martin Dunn left the paper, Healy's clock has been ticking.  Time's up.  We hear.  [UPDATED below].
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Company Claims Legal Right To Stream Broadcast TV Online; Broadcasters Disagree  —  Here's a fun one.  Just as Hollywood is getting especially freaked out about TV shows being available online, and is pushing for this new censorship law to block any site that points people to such video content …
Peter Kellner / Prospect Magazine:
Number cruncher: a matter of trust  —  As the party conference season gets under way, how much will we believe of what politicians and commentators say?  Not a lot, according to new YouGov research for Prospect.  It will come as little surprise that trust in politicians has declined since the age of innocence, before the Iraq war.
Discussion: Guardian and Journalism.co.uk
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Patricia Wilson named National Journal deputy editor-in-chief  —  Patricia Wilson Joins National Journal Group as Deputy Editor-in-Chief  —  Washington, D.C. (September 23, 2010) — National Journal Group announced today that veteran news professional Patricia Wilson is joining the organization as Deputy Editor-in-Chief.
 
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Andrea Domanick / Multichannel News:
TV Everywhere: Sony's Singer Sets Bar High For Content Distribution's Future
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Online content affecting cable offerings
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Public TV Project Aims to Make Baby Boomers Its Own
Discussion: MinnPost
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Show's Title, in Symbols, Defies DVRs
Discussion: Mediaite and TVbytheNumbers
Andrew Vanacore / Associated Press:
Forbes undergoes radical overhaul
Karin Munkebo / The Wall Blog:
Print is dead - long live the internet
Dan Gillmor / Salon:
The second great migration to new media
Discussion: MediaPost and Ezra Klein
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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Sued for the Sale of Video Programming on iTunes
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Steve Rosenbaum / The Wire:
Web Video Is The New Television
Discussion: LocalNewser
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
Steal This Google Map!
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Moonves Confirms That CBS Might Bring Content To Hulu Plus
Dan Duray / New York Observer:
Rise of the Recappers: For a New Class of Struggling Writers, It's Time To Watch TV
Discussion: MediaFreak and The Awl
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Jill Abramson Returning to Role of Managing Editor Ahead of Schedule
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
 

 
From Techmeme:

Kris Holt / Engadget:
Microsoft unveils Copilot+ PCs as a new class of AI-capable Windows PCs with at least 40 TOPs of NPU performance, with several OEMs and chipmakers on board

Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
DOJ announces the arrest of a Taiwanese national at JFK Airport who allegedly owned Incognito Market, a dark web site used by 200K+ to buy $100M+ worth of drugs

Samantha Cole / 404 Media:
The FBI has arrested a man on criminal charges for allegedly producing and distributing AI-generated images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct

 
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